Monday, October 31, 2011

Movember Launch and Shaving Party @ BCBB

On your mark, get set, GROW! On Tuesday, Nov. 1st, Bull City Burger and Brewery will be hosting the Movember kick-off event for our team, Durham: City of Moustache.

BCBB has partnered with the kind and talented folks from American Tobacco Barber Shop to provide a free straight razor shave and a beer for members of the team! If you'd like a shave, RSVP by first joining the team and then responding to this poll. There's also a Facebook invite.

BCBB has also brewed a special amber beer to support the cause, their cleverly named "Movamber" ale. Partial proceeds from every pint go toward helping to cure prostate cancer.

Not on the team? Come on out to support/cheer/drink/eat and have fun supporting a worthy cause at BCBB!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Saturday, October 29th
Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC
Doors Open at 9pm / $10 cover

Monsters Ball is Durham's epic Halloween dance party! This is an ages 21+ costumes mandatory event, with a $250 Grand Prize for best costume.

Featuring 11 DJs, including:
  • Brian SD
  • Cayenne the Lion King
  • Chocolate Thunder
  • Chris Corsello
  • Fifi Hi-Fi
  • La Sirenita de Tijuana
  • Marshall Jones
  • Nugz
  • Pancakes
  • Pangean
  • Ryah
After a one year hiatus, this year promises to be the biggest and best Monsters Ball yet! Jeff and King were kind enough to add us to the guest list, so we will certainly be in attendance!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

5th Annual Durham Zombie Lurch

5th Annual Durham Zombie Lurch

Hordes of Zombies will once again descend upon the Bull City - Saturday, October 29. Costumes are not required, but certainly encouraged. Join neighbors and strangers alike for an afternoon of staggering through the streets. This an all ages, free event, starting at 5pm across from Piedmont on Foster Street, and ending at Motorco.

Speaking of Motorco, they will be hosting a free afterparty and costume contest immediately following the Lurch. Food trucks, Music, and prizes. After party is also, all ages. For details, check out their Facebook Group Page: Durham Zombie Lurch.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LUEWWD V: Ghouls Gone Wild!

On Saturday, Oct. 29th, the League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham (LUEWWD) will host it's fifth event titled "LUEWWD V: Ghouls Gone Wild!"

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Child S.A.F.E., a local organization that provides training in child sex abuse prevention. At the event, eight costumed contestants compete in a single-elimination arm wrestling tournament to win the title of LUEWWD Champion. The contestants are also responsible for collecting "votes" (I.e. monetary donations) from the crowd with the help of a four-person team (called an entourage), that is also dressed in a themed costume.

The main event will be held at Casbah, starting at 9pm, w/doors at 7:30 and a $5 cover. The Cookery will host a Food Truck Round-Up in the Casbah parking lot prior to the event. Trucks will begin serving at 7pm.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Living with the Tiger

(Disclosure: a DurhamSocialite writer is involved in the production of this performance)

"There are more than 5,000 tigers in captivity in the United States, more than exist in the wild." (source)

Living with the Tiger is the first work by the new Durham-based performance company, Haymaker. It opens at Manbites Dog Theater October 20. The company was started this past year after the founders moved to Durham from Washington DC:
“We looked all over the country for a place to start our company. We chose to move here because of Durham’s ‘anything is possible’ attitude. And with no state laws regulating tiger ownership in North Carolina, this is the perfect show to introduce ourselves to the Triangle with."
Haymaker has already been very active in the Durham community, having hosted Tigers vs. Mr. T earlier this summer.
Living with the Tiger explores a uniquely American phenomenon: almost twice as many tigers live in captivity in the United States as live in the wild world-wide. Inspired by the stories of Americans who keep tigers in their homes, Haymaker has created Living with the Tiger by collaging together these stories with memories, songs, literature, visual art, and just about anything else that isn’t nailed down. “For us, the production is less about the realities of tiger ownership than it is about chasing the American Dream. What happens when one person’s pursuit of happiness becomes a menace to society?”
The Durham theatre community has welcomed them with open arms and is excited about the show. Let's show them how great Durham audiences can be too! Thursday, October 20th is a "pay what you can performance," so that's a good time to check it out!

Living with the Tiger runs October 20 through November 5, 2011; Evening performances at 8:15pm, with matinee performances on October 23 and 30 at 3:15pm.

October 20 – 22, 8:15pm, October 23 at 3:15pm
October 27 – 29, 8:15pm, October 30 at 3:15pm
November 2 – 5, 8:15pm

$17 weekends, $12 weeknights. Discounts available for seniors, military, students.
Visit or call 919.682.3343 for tickets and information.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Durham: City of Moustache

The month of Movember is almost upon us! What's Movember? Well...
Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.
To do our part in supporting the cause of men's health, we have created a Movember team for our fair city, dubbed Durham: City of Moustache. Anyone is welcome to join the team and help raise funds. If you'd rather not participate in the challenge, donations made to the team will go to both the Prostate Cancer Fund and LIVESTRONG.

We also have a big announcement in that Bull City Burger and Brewery has kindly stepped up to be the team's first sponsor. Thanks BCBB! If you like to add your business to the list of sponsors, please email us.

Creative Food Drive

Saturday, October 15 from 2-6pm
Free event / Bring non-perishable food items

Local Beer:

Full Frame Fix

You know the feeling. The weather is getting colder. The leaves are starting to change colors. You've already begun construction on your "totally awesome" Halloween costume. And all the while, there's this itch. A craving that starts in the back of your mind and slowly claws it's way to the front.

Dammit! You just really need to watch some non-fiction documentaries. You've already burned through all your Netflix queue, but still, you hunger for more thought-provoking looks at the human experience. Blast! If only Durham's own Full Frame Documentary Film Festival weren't another 6 months away!

Thankfully, you can get your fix this weekend with Full Frame's FIX.
We're halfway to the next annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which means it's been a while since you joined us for a few days of docs. To curb your non-fiction withdrawal symptoms, we proudly present THE FULL FRAME FIX. A weekend matinee marathon featuring favorites from the 2011 Festival and newer titles which have yet to reach North Carolina. Get your FIX this October 15 and 16 at the Nasher Museum of Art!
The screenings run all weekend at the Nasher, so head on over and get your FIX! And! It's FREE! Check the website for the schedule and links to the films.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rowdy Square Dance @ The Pinhook

Come get spun, stomp your feet and enjoy a night of old-timey mayhem! Music by the Five Points Rounders: David Bass on fiddle, Colin Booy on banjo, Steve Kruger on guitar, and Rob VanVeld on the gut-bucket. Anna Lena Phillips is calling. Here's a taste from a previous dance:

People of all experience levels are encouraged: all dances are explained with a walk-through before the dancing begins, and there's no need to come with a partner. Also feel free just hang-out and listen to the music. As always, folks of all gender identities and orientations are welcome.

Friday Oct 19 at 9:00 pm
The Pinhook 117 Main St, Durham
$5 Cover

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bull City Open Streets 2011 Finale

The final Bull City Open Streets of 2011 is this upcoming Sunday, October 9th from 1-4pm. A few blocks of road around Durham Central Park will be closed to automobiles, and open for pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, dancers, and skippers!

If you bring your hunger, King's Sandwich Shop and Geer Street Garden will be open for business. Food trucks will also be on hand, including the Chirba Chirba Dumpling Truck and the Bulkogi Korean BBQ Truck.

There will be a kids zone for the wee ones with a bounce house and members from Playworks leading kids and adults in tag, four square and dozens of amazing games.

The Pinhook: Your venue, your sound!

Help upgrade The Pinhook's sound by contributing to their Kickstarter campaign:
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